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MOVIES: The Exorcist - Worldwide Rights for a new Trilogy purchased for $400 Million by Universal & Peacock

Universal Pictures and and NBCUniversal’s streaming service Peacock, in partnership with Blumhouse and Morgan Creek, have closed a reported $400 million-plus deal to purchase worldwide rights for a new Exorcist franchise that will see Ellen Burstyn reprise her role as the mother of a demon-possessed child.

According to Universal, the franchise will encompass three films in total and is described as a “continuation,” rather than a remake, of the 1973 original.